Director of the Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH), Médecins Sans Frontières, based in Geneva
Caroline Abu-Sada holds a doctorate in political science and international relations from Sciences Po Paris. She has held several positions in the field, notably in the Middle East, for Oxfam GB, the United Nations and Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland. She is the author of "ONG palestiniennes et construction étatique: L’expérience de Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC) dans les Territoires occupés palestiniens", 1983-2005 (2007, Beyrouth: IFPO), Dans l’œil des autres: Perception de l'action humanitaire et de MSF (2011, Lausanne: Ed. Antipodes), "Le développement, une affaire d'ONG? Associations, Etats et Bailleurs dans le monde arabe" (2011, Paris: Karthala-IREMAM-IFPO), "Dilemmas, Challenges, and Ethics of Humanitarian Action: Reflections on Médecins Sans Frontières' Perception Project" (2012, Montréal: McGill Queen’s University Press, Médecins Sans Frontières), as well as numerous articles, reports, and chapters on humanitarian action, NGOs, and the Middle East. Since 2010, she has represented MSF at the Steering Committee of the Centre for Studies and Research on Humanitarian Action (CERAH) in Geneva and is currently Honorary Lecturer at the Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute (HCRI) of the University of Manchester.